Neighbours

Neighbours boss responds to ‘leak’ over Scott and Charlene’s return

Neighbours fans will be excited to learn that Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan’s return may be bigger than first expected.

The show’s executive producer Jason Herbison revealed in an interview that the recent rumours about Scott and Charlene’s return aren’t completely accurate.

“What I’ve read is not what happens which is great. It hasn’t come out yet,” said Herbison told The Herald Sun, via The Daily Mail.

He continued: “Seeing Kylie back as Charlene was quite a moment. Very special and I think for them too it was a real full circle for them.”

While Herbison wouldn’t reveal anything in particular about the pair’s return, he did describe the reunion as both ‘wonderful’ and ’emotional’.

Minogue and Donovan had played Charlene and Scott on Neighbours in the ’80s, with the pair becoming breakout stars before exiting Ramsay Street as their characters moved away to Brisbane.

Rumours had originally claimed Charlene and Scott would return at the end of the finale episode, pulling up in their car and saying “At last. We’re home,” before the credits roll.

In a recent interview, Minogue opened up about reprising her role as Charlene, calling it a “thank you” to all the fans of the soap.

“It’s just thank [you] to the loyal fans who still remember those first few years of the show,” she said.

“I’ve worked with people you know, super cool mega stars, really famous people. And then eventually they’ll let it slip that they used to watch Neighbours back in the day and would skive off school to catch the lunchtime episode.”

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 6pm on Channel 5 and streams on My5. In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on 10 Peach and streams on 10 Play.